Can the TRA labels be self-produced by the manufacturer or local distributor of the product according to the instructions given in the Type Approval regulation page 20 or are they exclusively obtained from the TRA and what would be the cost?
The type approval labels are exclusively produced by the TRA and we will not accept labels made by manufacturers or third party. The Importer should purchase the labels from the TRA upon receiving the Type Approval Certificate. Moreover, a specific size of the label will be made by the TRA however if the equipment is very small then as convenient size of the label can be provided.
Regarding the fee of the labels, The TRA will provide the importer with the number of labels requested in the Type Approval application. The charge of the labels is symbolic and price per unit will be communicated upon deciding on it.
How will the future label look like?
The format of the Type Approval label for each of the RTTE classes and the NIE is as follow, the mentioned number is the TA certificate number or the importation license number for class 0 RTTE
Does the label have to be imperatively visible? In the case where equipment (for example immobilizer system, transmitter and receiver for remote keyless entry systems) are fitted as original equipment and mounted inside the vehicle Can a local importer buy the labels, send it to the manufacturer abroad who then sticks the label on the equipment, then send it to the Car manufacturer who mounts it on the vehicle? The label won't be visible. Can the local importer buy the label and stick it directly on the vehicle?
The Type Approval label should be visible for surveillance. Generally, the label should be stuck any place on the approved equipment and on the packaging. If the equipment is not accessible such labels should be stuck on the accessible box containing the device or on the body of the vehicle close to the place of installation as well as on the user guideline accompanying the equipment.
The labels could be stuck only by the local importer after importing the equipment and granting a Type Approval certificate and before entering the equipment to the Lebanese territories.
Radio products installed in vehicles need to be Type Approved. The products are intended to lock/unlock doors of vehicles. They are very small equipments (keys for a vehicle). Is there a way to place the label in the owner's manual instead of the equipment?
The labels should be stuck any place on the approved equipment as well as on the packaging. If the equipment is not accessible for sticking the label, then the label can be stuck on the accessible box containing the device or on the body of the vehicle close to the place of installation. If both cases couldn’t be applied then the label can be applied to the user guide accompanying the equipment.
Has the importer/manufacturer licence number already been indicated on the Type Approval Label at the time of issuance by TRA? OR should the importer/manufacturer licence number be indicated by importer/manufacturer later? And how can a Class-0 Type Approval Label be purchased?
- The Type Approval label indicates the Import/Manufacture license number for Class 0 RTTE however, for Class 1, 2 or 3 RTTE and for NIE the Type Approval Certificate number is indicated on the label at the time of issuance by the TRA.
- For class 0 RTTE the Type Approval labels are purchased from the TRA upon receiving the Import/Manufacture License.
Should the label be affixed before through Custom in Lebanon?
The labels should be affixed on all imported equipments of the approved types before through the Lebanese Customs.
Can an importer/manufacturer keep on applying for labels application even after having obtained the certificate?
The importer can request the number of labels he wants at any time within the validity period of the type approval and the import license.
How long would it take to issue certificate and labels from accepting per application?
The maximum period for issuing the Type Approval certificate is of 2 weeks from the day the importer submits to the TRA all the required documents, this period depends on the number of equipment types for which the type approval is applied.
What is the minimum number of labels to be purchased?
The importer can purchase the number or label he want, however for class 3 RTTE and NIE equipments the number of labels should be the same as the number of equipments specified in the TA application.
What are the label requirements for radio equipment in Lebanon:
- Size and location of the label on the equipment
- Eventual indication of label in the user’s manual (if equipment is too small)
In order to make it easier for us, please send us a label sample.
In accordance with the Type Approval regime, the TRA is the sole provider for "TRA approved labels" that should be applied to all RTTE's dedicated for sale and use in the Lebanese domestic market. The TRA labels are provided for local importers only, upon their request, for their typed approved equipments.